Introducing Johanna Mo

One thing Zoom has given us is the ability to host authors from all over the world. Johanna Mo from Sweden is the author of The Night Singer. Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen, recently hosted Mo, with her first novel translated into English. You can find copies available through the Web Store.

Here’s the description of The Night Singer.

The scars from a family tragedy draw an estranged police detective back to her childhood home as a teenage boys death quickly causes the past to collide with the present.

Police detective Hannah Duncker didn’t expect to return to her native Öland. She fled after her father’s murder conviction and returns to make peace with her shame. She has a new job with the local police and a nosy new partner. A fifteen-year-old’s death catapults her into a murder investigation that resurrects ghosts from her previous life. As she hunts for the truth, she must confront the people she abandoned. Not all are pleased to see her back home, and she soon learns that digging through the past comes with consequences.

Author Johanna Mo crafts a breakneck island noir where secrets linger, guilt stains, and collective memory is long and unforgiving. Propulsive and poignant, The Night Singer explores the fallout of when good people do bad things.

Johanna Mo was born in Kalmar, Sweden, and now lives with her family in Stockholm. She has spent the last twenty years working as a literary critic, translator, and freelance editor. The Night Singer is her English-language debut.

For most of us, this virtual event will be an introduction to Johanna Mo.